Dr. Savva was born and raised in Queens, NY and received his doctor of pharmacy degree from St John's University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences in 2016. Post graduation, he went on to complete his PGY-1 pharmacy practice residency at Children's National Health System in Washington, D.C in 2017 and his PGY-2 pediatric pharmacy residency at the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy in Baltimore, MD in 2018, where he acted as co-chief resident for his residency/fellowship class.
Overview of Facility/Health System
NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital is an academic medical center compromised of about 2600 beds across 7 campuses including Weill Cornell Medical Center and Columbia University Irving Medical Center. NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital is ranked #1 in NewYork by US News and World Report.
NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital offers the highest quality care in every area of pediatric specialties including the most complex neonatal, cardiac and cancer care. Affiliated with Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, this 269 bed hospital is one of the largest providers of children's health care and has been ranked for 12 years in a row as New York's number #1 children's hospital.
Initial Involvement in ASHP
As a student who was interested in completed post graduate residency training, I was interested in what ASHP had to offer through its resources as well as its dedication to have such established accreditation standards for all the residency programs in the country. In addition, their ability to have the largest pharmacist meeting each year as it continues to grow every year at the Midyear Clinical Meeting is truly mind-blowing for again you are able to see so many bright minds get together. It was because of this that I was heavily involved throughout school with our student chapter by being involved on e-board as well as through collaboration with other pharmacy organizations across campus; now being a new practitioner post residency, I intend to continue to be involved as we continue to strive for a better world in pharmacy and continue to shape the future of our profession.
Advice for Someone New to Your Specialty Area
I believe that being involved in pharmacy organizations as well as organizations specific to one's specialty is key to continued growth and success as a provider. Through membership and involvement in these organizations, you truly experience how far networking can go especially in the small world that pharmacy is. The great thing about being involved is the sense of community it brings; its so much more than just being a part of something but more about actually doing something and striving for change together that makes being involved so impactful and matter – its never too early or too late to get involved
Value of ASHP
ASHP is the organization that truly speaks volumes about the worth and value that we have and bring as providers. This organization embodies the values and mission of providing better patient care and ensures to work each day to strive for that excellence. They help be our voice on the big stage to make a differences. Through their ability to set standards and policies that we day to day follow to having such power in advocacy is just minimally explaining the depths of ASHP